We have working lights now. The headlights are still stuck in the “up” position. It now has a new battery. And after presumably setting the car to top dead center on cylinder #1 and messing-with/adjusting the ignition timing to match, and cleaning the fouled plugs...still no start.
I’m adamant about the starter motor not sounding “healthy” but my dad believes it to be anything else but that since it still cranks. But it doesn’t sound like it’s enjoying the cranking.
The engine light and headlights work better and brighter than the 944 though. :/